The NSW Chamber of Fresh Produce Ltd
The Chamber, as it is commonly known, traces its origins from the 1880s and has existed in its present form since 1925. The Chamber represents wholesalers, exporters, providores, greengrocers, and service providers who operate from Sydney Markets, the largest central fresh food markets in the southern hemisphere. An estimated 2.5 million tonnes of fresh fruit and vegetables from all over Australia, valued at $3 billion at wholesale prices, are sold through Sydney Markets annually, providing a third of Australia’s fresh produce needs.
Chamber members are expected to abide by a Code of Ethics in their dealings with growers, retailers, and other market wholesalers.
On 28 April 2020 the Chamber changed its name from the NSW Chamber of Fruit and Vegetables Industries Incorporated to the NSW Chamber of Fresh Produce Ltd trading as Freshmark.
Freshmark may have a new business structure, a new Constitution, and a new registered name, with the same objectives, intent, and focus. However, our comprehensive range of services such as administration, events, Fresh Test, advocacy, training, and human resources support for our Members will evolve. The focus will be to drive greater efficiencies and effectiveness for the benefit of the NSW fresh produce industry, which is defined as being our wholesalers and greengrocers. As per our 2019-24 strategic plan, it is all about generating unity of all current and new members and the relevance of the central market system and greengrocer.
The NSW Chamber of Fresh Produce’s new Constitution can be view by clicking here.